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RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD vs. NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD

That cliché of zombies craving and eating human brains comes not from the George Romero masterpiece NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD or any of the follow-ups in the franchise. It began with THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD. Gotta give credit where it is due. Romero invented the trope of zombie Horror. Everything that came…

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THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD Scam Card

I had thought these were like those prepaid gift cards you can get at Walmart, or purchase at Red Robin. You pay, say, five bucks and you get a card with five bucks credit on it that you can then either save for a rainy day or give as a gift. Had the cards been…

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TV Review: NOS4A2 Episodes 4 and 5

“The House of Sleep” and “The Wraith” Catching up, here, as I didn’t get the chance to watch the fourth episode until this week, when I watched it back-to-back with the fifth episode. We’re halfway through the series now, and all the burners are firing, cooking with gas. I’m definitely invested. The acting and the…

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Goodbye Vertigo, Hello Sandman

DC Comics is shelving its Vertigo line. The degree to which that means anything to you depends on your individual viewpoint. DC started Vertigo in the early 90s as a separate imprint under which it could release its adult-centered books. Credit Alan Moore, Steve Bissette, and John Totleben and their work on the comic series…

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Is THE INVISIBLE MAN Going To Be A Black Dude?

They cast a black guy, and the Internet feebs lost their damn minds. If they actually had minds to lose, that is to say. What they actually lost was their $hit. Anyway, news that Aldis Hodge had been cast caused the trolls to start bleating. A BLACK MAN?!?! I mean, alright, I can understand this…

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Found Out About Vigo, the Master of Evil

We just celebrated an anniversary. GHOSTBUSTERS 2 was released to theaters on June 16, 1989. I didn’t see it until the following weekend, June 23, when I caught it as the first act of a double feature with the very first BATMAN. I have such fond memories of that night. This was back in the…

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-Dracula’s Castle Overhyped and Overrated?

Don’t click on this link. I’m serious. This isn’t like one of those jokes where you walk into a room, and there is a rope dangling from the ceiling, and someone has put a sign on it stating “Do Not Pull”, and obviously that’s going to make people pull it. Click on that link, though,…

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“Christian” Extremists Against Gaiman, Netflix, Basic Intelligence

Jesus warned His followers that they would experience persecution. He was speaking in general, nor was He saying this was something His followers ought to go out and purposefully pursue, or that they should go around looking for things to get offended over, then should claim persecution when people mock them for their being offended….

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-Pennywise Visits Cheers

For readers of a certain age, this is guaranteed to press the old nostalgia button. I was never a devoted viewer of CHEERS although I did watch it from time to time. (Heh. I watched “it” from time to time…”) Seeing the show’s opening credits and hearing that familiar theme song again did tickle me…

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-Will Warner Brothers “Conjure” New Supernatural Threats?

Recently the folks at bloody disgusting asked Gary Dauberman, who is the writer of ANNABELLE, ANNABELLE: CREATION, and THE NUN, and the writer/director of ANNABELLE COMES HOME, whether or not Warner Brothers, the studio that owns all the THE CONJURING franchise, might one day bring in some of the other Horror properties under their umbrella?…

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Will The Rook Return?

I’m speaking not in the sense of whether or not the *character* of The Rook will return. He most assuredly will. Though I wrote the first Rook play as a standalone, a one-time-only deal, the character had other plans. He continued to haunt me, wouldn’t leave me alone. As I sit typing these words, the…

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-Phillipe to FRANKENSTEIN (Even Though It Ain’t FRANKENSTEIN Anymore) And A Possible ANGEL Reunion?

Remember the Larry Fessenden take on FRANKENSTEIN? It’s now being called ALIVE. Why? I don’t know. Bad move. They should have stuck with FRANKENSTEIN or some derivation thereof. ALIVE sounds like some kind of survival show. It isn’t at all likely to attract genre fans, who will be the desired audience for this project, if…

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